Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3743–3759, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3743-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3743–3759, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3743-2019

Research article 11 Jul 2019

Research article | 11 Jul 2019

Estimation of liquid water path below the melting layer in stratiform precipitation systems using radar measurements during MC3E

Jingjing Tian et al.

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AR by Jingjing Tian on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2019) by Marcos Portabella
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jun 2019) by Marcos Portabella
AR by Jingjing Tian on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2019) by Marcos Portabella
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Short summary
Liquid water path (LWP) is a combination of rain liquid water path (RLWP) and cloud liquid water path (CLWP) in stratiform precipitation systems. LWP partitioning is important but poorly understood. Here we estimate the RLWP and CLWP below the melting base simultaneously and separately using ceilometer and radar measurements. Results show that the occurrence of cloud particles below the melting base is low; however, when cloud particles exist, the CLWP value is much larger than the RLWP.